An interdisciplinary research group including Professsor Sandra Fredman, Mr Dapo Akande and Dr Liora Lazarus has been awarded a substantial three-year grant from the Oxford Martin School to investigate the role of human rights in addressing global challenges. The group also includes Professor Simon Caney and Professor Jennifer Welsh from the Department of Politics and International Relations, and Dr Hilary Greaves from the Faculty of Philosophy. This was one of six awards made from a field of over 330 applications. The group will be constructing a new human rights framework to analyse the interaction between armed conflict, poverty and environmental change, and their combined impact on current and future generations’ human security. This research will draw on law, philosophy and political theory. The Oxford Martin School is an interdisciplinary research community that supports research teams across the University of Oxford in conducting research into some of the most pressing global issues. For more information on the Oxford Martin School and the grants process see: